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January 6, 2016
New robots restore natural waterways and produce synfuel at the same time
Robotics startup B.E.A.R. Oceanics is looking to take back America’s waterways through an incredibly innovative and completely sustainable new unit that eliminates duckweed and other invasive water plants.
The company has developed and perfected a patented, autonomous robot that not only restores waterways to their natural, beautiful condition, it also generates useable, salable synfuel during the process. The robot, affectionately titled “Manatee,” is a revolutionary tool that is not only completely sustainable (both in the economic and natural senses), but is completely symbiotic to the environments its placed in.
Dr. Tyrell Schreber, one of the great minds behind the Manatee, says the robot’s development really couldn’t come at a better time. Issues related to clean water, land use, super storms and an ever-increasing population call for a much-needed solution to maintaining waterways efficiently, practically and sustainably. This is where the Manatee comes in.
“With the C3 initiative, what we’re really trying to do is provide the earth with some long overdue maintenance,” Dr. Schreber says. “With our Manatee Robots, that’s exactly what we’ve done, and to date, we’ve been extremely encouraged by the response.”
What excites Schreber even more though, is the extra byproduct of the Manatee’s work: converting plant matter into useable synfuel which is immediately available for sale. And with so many weed-choked bodies of water around the U.S., the opportunity for mass use of the Manatee is great.
Threats to waterways are serious and can cause serious harm to not just the environment, but animals and humans who share the space as well. Neglect from agricultural run-off, abandoned quarries and other standing water are ideal platforms for mosquitoes to breed and spread disease. Locations where algae blooms and “pond scum” form choke out oxygen levels, killing fish and other forms of life essential to the ecosystem.
Benefits that the Manatee can provide the environment include dramatic reduction in duckweed, algae and mosquito larvae, aeration of water (thereby reducing foul odors), returned vital nutrients into waterways, fish and shellfish can return to waterways, and fishermen and boaters can enjoy more areas to explore.
To complete the job, the extremely high pressure (30,000PSI) and Temperature (9000 degrees F) of the H-D-R Process completely destroys any cyanotoxins or pathogens already in the water. That's as clean as you could ever want.